1988 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden on 18 September 1988.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Riksdag, winning 156 of the 349 seats.[2]

1988 Swedish general election

 1985 18 September 1988 1991 

All 349 seats to the Riksdag
175 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Ingvar Carlsson Carl Bildt Bengt Westerberg
Party Social Democratic Moderate People's
Last election 159 76 51
Seats won 156 66 44
Seat change 3 10 7
Popular vote 2,321,826 983,226 655,720
Percentage 43.2% 18.3% 12.2%
Swing 1.5% 3.0% 2.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Olof Johansson Lars Werner Eva Goës
Birger Schlaug
Party Centre Left-Communist Green
Last election 43 19 0
Seats won 42 21 20
Seat change 1 2 20
Popular vote 607,240 314,031 296,935
Percentage 11.3% 5.8% 5.5%
Swing 1.5% 0.5% 4.0%

PM before election

Ingvar Carlsson
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Ingvar Carlsson
Social Democratic